I have just discovered on the website of the Diocese of Westminster that the Spectator debate on 2nd March is "England should be a Catholic country again". Following so soon after the frightful "Intelligence Squared" debate it is good to see that we appear to have some more credible speakers. Along with Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor Piers Paul Reed and Dom Antony Sutch are supporting the motion. At the very least I know who they all are and have heard them speak at some time or another. Opposing are Lord Harries of Pentre Garth, Stephen Pound and Matthew Parris. Harries is a former Anglican bishop of Oxford and Pound is a London Labour MP.
England should, of course, be a Catholic country again. I doubt that the motion will be carried but at least there is a decent team- the first XI and not the reserves like last time!
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